Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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Vista Remote Desktop Supports Multiple Monitors

Here's a Vista feature I didn't know about. RDC in Windows Vista supports spanning multiple monitors.

Ivan Brugiolo from the Terminal Services Blog has the details:

One of the new features of the Terminal Server/Remote Desktop Client in Windows Vista is the support for multiple monitors.  If the machine running the TS-Client has a multi-monitor configuration that creates one logical rectangle, then the TS-Client can span over all the monitors, creating one virtual desktop of the combined size.

Once my M4 gets back from the shop I might have to try that out...



  • Sascha said:

    I actually noticed this in the early betas already, since the Vista RDP was able to do the widescreen 1920x1200 resolution of my laptop instead of cutting it down to 1600x1200 like the older RDP does, which I love since it doesn't mess up your windows. Now how nice would it be if Virtual PC 2007 would allow you to set up a virtual multi-display system? (I actually haven't checked if it does, so strike the comment if such functionality exists)

    November 10, 2006 12:29 PM
  • James Taylor said:

    It gets even better!  I copied Vista's RDP client (mstsc.exe and mstscax.dll) to my XP machine and spanning monitor works even when connecting to another XP machine.  Not to shabby, not to shabby at all.  

    November 11, 2006 1:30 AM
  • hempi said:

    how do you ... or is it possible to enable Remote Desktop "Web" Connection the way you can with XP?

    Remote Desktop Connection with Vista works fine, i can connect to it with my XP PC's but i can not figure out how to enable the WEB portion on Vista.

    I have IIS up and functioning on Vista and am connecting to it with a web browser from XP.

    January 27, 2007 2:12 PM